St Helens Plains man interviewed over bushfires explosion

POLICE have interviewed a St Helens Plains man about a large explosion during last month’s bushfires.

Horsham Crime Investigation Unit Detective Senior Constable Brad McKenzie said a man, 51, had been assisting police with their inquiries.

“Charges in relation to the possession of explosive substances are expected to be laid at a later date,” he said.

A shipping container exploded while fire-fighters were defending a property at St Helens Plains about 3.40am on January 18.

“Police have since investigated the cause of the explosion, which related to some fireworks stored in the container,” Det Sen Const McKenzie said.

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